Questions tagged [personal-name]

On the use of an individual's name in academia, including but not necessarily limited to publishing. Do not use this tag for questions related to academic vocabulary and phrases; use 'terminology' instead.

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How should I fix the problem of two part surname taken as middle name by google scholar?

I recently published my first paper in a conference proceedings (CogSci2020). Before submitting I was struggling how to give my name. My name is: First: [Alireza] Last: [Mahmoudi Kamelabad] The two ...
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My name in publications as an author is different from my name in the passport, how to prove that I'm the same person?

My name in all of my publications is Mohamed Abd El-Ghafour (Abd El-Ghafour, M.) while in passport is Mohamed Abd El-Ghafour Omar, so Abd El-Ghafour is a middle name, is this will be a problem in ...
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About short author name [closed]

In my ID card, my complete name has the following form : FirstName MiddleName1 MiddleName2 LastName. I will give an example (created name): Ahmed El Mustafa Ali. As you can see there is a space ...
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Using legal mononym only for publications [duplicate]

I don't use a surname, implying I just have my first name in all my legal documents, and I intend to keep it this way. I got my first accepted submission in a conference lately where I added my name ...
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If I have a single word as my official name since birth then what should I fill in as the second name in the GRE form? [closed]

I have just a single name "Anubhav" in every one of my official documents, be it my passport, my official birth certificate, my secondary education certificate, my senior secondary certificate etc. ...
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Two different abbreviations of your name in literature

I have been publishing in the past with a certain abbreviation of my name which I am unsatisfied due to draconian rules in my previous institution which wrote my name in the following way: X. Y. Z. ...
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Given name versus nickname at work [closed]

During an instant message conversation with my supervisor, she brought to my attention that I am using the given name of an employee instead of the preferred name this person wants people to call her. ...
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Is there a way to edit author name after publication for trans people (at least online)?

I have seen questions about people changing their last names due to marriage but not for trans people. However, for them, it can be much more harmful (and wrong) to always carry their old names ...
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Choosing my name for my first publication

I'm publishing my first ever paper in my career. Given my name is Aaron John Sabu, how should it be broken into the first name and last name? Also, what should I write when asked for the [Initial][...
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Why do people sign their names with only their initials?

In my field at least, a lot of people sign their papers with just their initials. For example, the author list would be "J. Doe and S. Omeone". Why do people do this? It seems that it's just a recipe ...
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In biology papers, is it standard to to list names of people who contributed to code tools, but did nothing else towards a paper?

A while ago, I spent some time working for a lab doing biology research. While I was there, my main job was to write code to automatically perform specific kinds of analysis on the collected data, ...
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Publishing with a Pseudonym that uses my legal first name as last name [duplicate]

I will soon be published at a peer-reviewed journal and this is my first publication in my career. My concern is that I'm Asian descent and have an extremely common last name, and personally I do not ...
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Is there any benefit of being treated as “professor” by students and admin?

I just joined a faculty as assistant professor, at a university in South America. The admin team and students treat me as "professor". Moreover, because the official language is Spanish, people refer ...
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It is alright to include students' first names in a teaching statement?

Is it alright to include students' first names in a teaching statement, or would this come off as weird and too personal? Or a privacy concern? You often hear the advice to include specific stories ...
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Maiden name/Legal name

I prefer to be called by my maiden name by colleagues and friends. Is it unprofessional or illegal to use my maiden name at school and even after graduation?
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How to inform conference organizers about your legal name

I am in the following situation. I have a name I prefer to use for personal reasons but the name on my passport is different. If I apply for travel support for a conference, the recommendation ...
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How to reference Chinese names?

Following a question on here, I also decided to reflect on my referencing skills. My style guide APA Harvard 6th wants names as Last, First. But with Chinese names I have this problem: do I reverse ...
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Using an alternative name part of the way through my academic career

For the first 11 years of my career, I worked as an academic in my home country. I moved to the United States two years ago to begin a new faculty position at a flagship state university. During ...
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Citing own results which were obtained under former name

I'm giving a talk about results I obtained in my MSc thesis, some time after which I changed my last name. The result will be published under my former name. How should I state it during the talk? I ...
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Is it OK to have our publishing/professional name different than the names on our passports/identity documents? [duplicate]

The name on my passport is quite lengthy and I preferred using another name in my papers. I have kept my surname, but not the same first name. Is this practice OK for my career? Is this practice a ...
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Should I use a pen name or pseudonym on my papers as a form of semi-anonymity?

This question is very nearly a duplicate to "Taking an academic pseudonym?", however, my name is already sufficiently unique, and I am wondering if it makes sense to use a pseudonym even if I don't ...
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Should my PhD thesis be submitted under my legal name?

I married during my PhD and changed my legal surname however (for many reasons) I will continue to publish under my maiden name. My (UK) university says that a thesis has to be submitted under the ...
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Taking an academic pseudonym?

I am a senior undergraduate about to publish my first academic paper, and have been thinking about taking an academic pseudonym to make myself easier to identify. My full name is shared by at least ...
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Using initials to promote gender neutrality when publishing as a female?

As I work my way through my academic career (second-year PhD student), I am confronted with many stats and instances of gender bias in the publishing process (see references below). Of course for ...
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Telling where I am originally from at the first lecture?

I am going to start teaching next year in a university in the UK. One common question I get with students in one-to-one conversations is about my origin. I certainly have an accent, and they are ...
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Googling my name reveals silly things from when I was younger. I am embarassed. How will this affect me in my future academic career?

I am a masters student at one of the top two universities in the UK and will be applying for PhD positions soon. When I google my (unique) name, the first few results are what you'd expect, my ...
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Name of a fictional scientist with fictional publications invented and ‘working’ at an existing British university

At some British university a fictional professor was invented in the 20th century. He also had is own office and his own (fictional) field of research, in which he published about three papers (in a ...
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Should I use my official legal name or the one I'm known by on my Master's dissertation?

My official, legal name is A, but I'm know by most people as B. B relates to A as Bob to Robert, however this connection is only obvious in my country of origin where I am no longer based. I am known ...
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Proving authorship when name in publications does not match name in passport [duplicate]

My full name on passport is Amir Hisham Ahmed Al-Attraqchi (first three names + surname). In my publication, I only used the first and the surname (i.e. Amir Al-Attraqchi). Is it going to be a problem ...
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Dr. ‹First Name›: a good nickname or a “professional cancer”?

Is the informal Dr. ‹first name› something a starting academic should avoid? As my father was Dr. ‹my last name›, I have, since receiving my PhD, cultivated Dr. ‹my first name›. A senior colleague ...
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I publish under a single name, Google scholar does not index my name. What can I do?

I publish under a single name (no last name). As google scholar does not recognise me as an author I face several issues with citation counts and wrong bibliographic data being available at google ...
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Is it okay to omit (one or multiple) middle names in a bibliography?

Assuming that the cited work will not be less identifiable: When including a paper in the body and bibliography of one’s work, is it okay to omit the author’s middle name(s) and just give the first ...
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How problematic is going by a preferred name while publishing with my full name?

I grew up with a nickname, and I prefer to be called as that. It is quite different from my first name. When I introduce myself I usually just use the nickname. I plan to use my full name in ...
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What name should I give to be acknowledged in a paper?

I am a first year PhD student and I was recently working on reproducing some results from a paper which is still being reviewed. In the process I noted a number of issues with the paper which should ...
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Some authors can use variants of their last names in two different publications. How does one write their last name when citing both inline?

When citing two articles from the same author using different initials, one should cite each article with the relevant initials, even if they are different. This is answered here. But what about ...
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How to be properly cited with a two-word last name

I have a two-word last name which gives as full name something like "Mike Adam Pince" (just an example) with "Mike" the first name and "Adam Pince" the last name (no middle name). I have published ...
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Is it OK to use a first name as an initial and write in full in the biography of a paper

I would like to write my initial first name in the title of my paper and i.e with this format "Initial (for first name) Middlename Surname". Is it appropriate to write the full first name in the ...
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Removing first name on request by supervisor: how to avoid complications in the future

Say I have three names viz... Firstname Middlename Surname. My first name is quite long. My supervisor is requesting that I only use my Middle and Surnames. This occured with my first manuscript with ...
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What are the first names of S. F. Buck? [closed]

What are the first names of S. F. Buck? He/She has several publications 1,2,3,4,5,6,7. I tried to find the author on the pages listed and also in articles citing him/her, but in vain. General ...
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Is it accepted to refer to your own published result by your own name?

Assume that Jane Doe has published a paper in 2010 where she has developed a model or a theorem or a similar result, let’s say, that it relates to growth. Now assume that Jane Doe is writing another ...
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How to fill application form with no last name? [closed]

I'm trying to fill application forms for colleges in the USA. The last name field is mandatory. My last name field in my passport is empty and all these websites say fill according to passport, but as ...
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Long hyphenated surname – what to do when I begin publishing?

I have a hyphenated surname, namely Kinara-Williams. I intend to be published in the future when I graduate and during/after my PhD. But Kinara-Williams seems like a mouthful to cite. After reading ...
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When is it expected to write someone's name correctly?

It is generally expected that European names be spelled correctly in academic correspondence and citations. This is expected, even when they use symbols not in the English language, when publishing in ...
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How should I write or abbreviate my Indian name in academic papers?

I am Sulthan from India. In India, we use the first letter of our father's first name as our initial. So in my school records my name is "A.Sulthan". On official documents, such as PAN, licence, voter ...
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How to deal with abusive professor?

I am a fresh medical graduate. I worked with a professor who harassed me sexually. Unfortunately, I was afraid to talk and also a little bit confused because I was an international visiting student at ...
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will having a different academic name than official name hurt?

My academic name school+B.Sc. is Rajesh without a surname, and in passport and all other docs it is Rajesh Lobhani that has the surname. I live in India and wish to work and do phd in Australia. ...
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My name on transcript has no surname. Should I list it as a “former name” when applying for universities in U.S.A. and Canada?

I'm in the process of applying to graduate schools in U.S.A. and Canada as an international student and run into this issue: The name displayed on my passport and national ID consists of first name, ...
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Using my ethnically misleading name in a field where it's relevant

I'm a white person researching Asian history. Let's say I'm married and have taken my husband's name, which is unambiguously Asian (I'll use "Leung" for the examples). I'm unsure whether I should use ...
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Can you start using your married name on publications prior to getting married, but when the marriage is soon?

Next year I am getting married and plan on changing my surname. Now I am starting to think about publishing my research can I publish under my future married name or shall I keep my maiden name for a ...
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Can my surname under which I publish differ from the one on my passport? [duplicate]

Can my surname under which I publish differ from the one on my passport? I was thinking of publishing under "Miller-Hendrix" instead of just "Miller".